The Shaggy Dog (1959)
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Critic Reviews for The Shaggy Dog
Unhappily, Producer Walt Disney tells his shaggy-dog story so doggedly that he soon runs it into the pound.
There are a good many laughs on this simple premise and the script's exploitation of them.
This 1959 film was Disney's first live-action comedy; it isn't good, but it's certainly mythic.
It not only marked the return of Fred MacMurray to comedy -- in which he got his start in the 1930s--but it also convinced the Disney folks that the combination of situation comedy and fantasy was an idea worth pursuing.
Audience Reviews for The Shaggy Dog
It's a fun, and witty children's film. But it can't even pull off the simplest of dialogue, or the funniest of comedy. Even in the simpler time when it was produced. It's a lost classic, that Walt Disney would roll in his grave for.
Fun while it lasts...but quite cheesy as well.
Really odd, but it's harmless and fun. It's kind've funny in the sense that its just a bizarre plot, no one in there right mind would write something about a man turning into a dog. Then there's the car that runs on grass and a dog driving it, completely worth the movie.
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